Chase After a Cure tickets go on sale

Monday, November 17, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Help raise money to fund local research for treatments and cures for childhood cancer at the seventh annual Chase After a Cure Gala featuring …

Walmart Foundation Grant Supports Adult Vision Clinics serving Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties

Monday, November 17, 2014 12:35 p.m.

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Charleston is pleased to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program for its ReFocus on Adults Program.

Group hosts Oysters for Autism at Bowens Island

Monday, November 17, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation is set to shuck some hot, steamy oysters for a cause at the ever-popular Bowens Island on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at

SC BLUE hosts events all month long

Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:00 a.m.

As consumers prepare to purchase health insurance during open enrollment, the South Carolina BLUESM retail center in Mount Pleasant is scheduling free educational classes throughout November and will host an Open Enrollment Kickoff Celebration on Nov. 15.

Staying healthy, happy and considerate

Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Breaking news last week from MUSC indicated a patient was undergoing Ebola screening protocol. Experts agree that our chances of getting Ebola are unbelievably low and require certain conditions such as close contact, caregiving and so forth. Our bigger risk is the flu and the other bugs that invade, especially between now and the end of March. …

Movember Charleston kicks off month of awareness

Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Men all over Charleston are abandoning their razors and growing moustaches during the month of November. It’s all part of Movember Charleston, a …

New gym provides spiritual exercise

Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:00 a.m.

In the dimming lights, a breeze from the ceiling fans moves through the room. Women of all ages, shapes, sizes and athletic abilities begin to pedal …

Gullah-Geechee Commission concerned about Ebola

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:48 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission are calling on other nations to join the United States in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Local hospice groups merge

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Hospice of Charleston, which has been serving the Charleston community for the past 33 years, and Odyssey Hospice, which has been serving the …

Battling viruses, both human and computer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:49 p.m.

First there were rumblings and a few news stories with tidbits of news. Then we started paying attention to the Michael Crichton novels and movies …

Choose an anti-cancer lifestyle

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

According to the American Cancer Society, the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk (outside of smoking) are weight control, diet and levels of physical activity. Approximately one-third of all cancer-related deaths are influenced by diet and physical activity and one-third are caused by tobacco. The other third, well we don't have …

Improving your health – one conversation at a time

By Julie Chapman


Friday, October 17, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Healthy communication contributes to healthy lifestyles. Less drama means less stress on the body.

DHEC, MUSC announce plan for possible Ebola patients

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:42 p.m.

The Medical University of South Carolina will accept patients as needed

Program provides free vaccinations to local schools

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:30 a.m.

In recent years, outcry against childhood vaccinations has been growing in American, citing these preventative treatments as a possible cause of …

Is organic healthier?

Monday, October 13, 2014 4:44 p.m.

Recent years have seen a significant rise in “organic” produce – defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as food that is grown and processed without using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. But is organic produce really a healthier choice? In fact, a meta-analysis of 240 reports comparing organically and conventionally grown …

Picking healthy entertainment for your kids

Friday, October 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.

I’m always asked what type of movies I like. Animated Disney always makes me cry. (Cracks up my grandkids.) I also enjoy romantic comedies and true stories about people who have overcome the odds.

Roper St. Francis leader in Lowcountry conducting minimally invasive lung surgery for cancer

Friday, October 3, 2014 1:12 p.m.

Roper St. Francis has expanded its robotic surgery program to become the leader in the Lowcountry to offer complex, minimally invasive lung surgery …

Free health screenings for World Sight Day

Friday, October 3, 2014 11:54 a.m.

South Carolina Lions Foundation and Charitable Services, in conjunction with WLTX-TV in Columbia and WCSC-TV in Charleston, will be providing free vision, hearing, height/weight, glaucoma, cataract and other health screenings on Oct. 7th at the Lowe’s at 3125 Glenn McConnell Parkway in Charleston on Oct. 7.

Red Cross calls for donations during October

Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.

Red Cross launches statewide disaster preparedness campaign

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:00 p.m.

On Sept. 21, the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo's devastation inflicted on South Carolina, the American Red Cross will launch a landmark …

VA holds Mental Health Summit

Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center invites community partner mental health and veteran service organizations to attend its second annual Mental Health Summit on Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center, 2100 Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston.

Scout helps students manage stress

Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Maddie Hayes earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. Her project is called “Don't be SAD: Conquering Stress, Anxiety and Depression.” …

MUSC assist in new treatment discovery

Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) researchers played a vital role in the landmark PARADIGM-HF clinical trial, recently announced at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona, Spain (published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine), which revealed NOVARTIS’ investigational heart failure medicine (LCZ696) was …

Dealing with sudden and unexpected loss

Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:50 a.m.

Short of a natural disaster, there has been an inordinate number of deaths of people close to me and my readers just this past week. Some were expected, such as long illnesses and the very elderly. But there were many that were sudden, unexpected and “too soon” which leave most people shaken, in shock and very saddened.

MUSC President Cole announces interim leadership for College of Medicine

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:50 a.m.

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) President David J. Cole, M.D., FACS, has announced that two well-respected leaders within the College of Medicine (COM) will assume the administrative roles of dean and vice president of medical affairs. Deborah Deas, M.D., MPH, senior associate dean for medical education and professor of Psychiatry and …

SC BLUE offers free wellness fair

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:09 a.m.

The South Carolina BLUE retail center in Mount Pleasant has added wellness fair to its lineup of September events. The event is free and open to the public.

What are those ribbons on Coleman for? UPDATED

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2:18 p.m.

At this week’s kick-off for Turn the Towns Teal, a national event to raise awareness about ovarian cancer in conjunction with Ovarian Cancer …

Safe Kids Trident Area offers car seat inspections

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:56 a.m.

Certified technicians help parents correctly use and install car and booster seats for Child Passenger Safety Week

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:55 a.m.

New Red Cross Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood

Senior services center focuses on all dimensions of wellness

Friday, August 29, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The Mount Pleasant Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Services Center located at 840 Von Kolnitz Road, offers a variety of recreational, cultural and creative arts programs, in addition to providing health, wellness, educational and social activities for those 50 and older.

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